Fashion

Eleven Best Fashion Events in Denver in May

Spring is definitely here, bringing with it not just flowers and showers, but a new season of fashion — and fashion events are popping up all over. This month you can learn how to dress for every event, buy fashions that benefit good causes, and celebrate stores new and old. Here are the top eleven fashion events in Denver this month, in chronological order.
  11. IVIVVA Retail Store Opening
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12
IVIVVA Cherry Creek
Unit 174, 3000 East First Avenue
Tonight, IVIVVA, a sportswear line for kids, will launch its Cherry Creek store, partnering with Belly Bliss Cherry Creek. The two brands share a common goal: empowering young girls. Before IVIVVA opens a new store, the company talks with young female athletes to get their opinions on everything from store displays, music and colors to how clothes should look, feel and perform. Head to Cherry Creek for a celebratory evening complete with a DJ dance party, and more. Click here for more information. 
10. Liberti Fashion Event
4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12
A Line Boutique
5375 Landmark Place, #107, Englewood 
Swing by A Line Boutique for an exclusive trunk show featuring Liberti's newest designs. Click here for more information and to reserve your free spot. 

9. Mission Wear PatchWORK Fashion Show
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Summit Church
3300 Larimer Street
Local nonprofit Mission Wear has partnered with the Miracles Program to present the PatchWORK fashion show and fundraiser, featuring the spring collection by Birds & Belles boutique along with pieces from students at the Art Institute of Colorado, the Fashion Group International and more. The runway will feature eco-friendly, upcycled creations and ready-to-wear spring looks, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Mission Wear, a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for women through sewing jobs. In an event highlight, emerging Denver artists and student designers will compete to construct durable, recycled pieces out of materials that would normally go to a landfill. The winning design will be on display at Birds & Belles Boutique for the month of June, and its creator will be awarded a scholarship from Fashion Group International. For more information on Mission Wear and to purchase tickets, click here. 
8. Goldyn Fashion Luncheon
Noon Friday, May 13 
Edge Restaurant and Bar
1111 14th Street
This three-course luncheon at Edge Restaurant in the Four Seasons Downtown will feature a special entree: a runway presentation of chic womenswear from Goldyn Boutique's spring/summer collections. Tickets are $25; call 303-389-3050 or click here. Learn more about Goldyn on the Goldyn website. 

7. Beautiful Distractions Model Training Seminar
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 
La Rumba
99 West Ninth Avenue
Head to La Rumba for a portfolio-building party led by fashion-industry professionals. The evening will end with a fashion show; guests will have their makeup done and hair styled by professionals, and they will be shot by a professional photographer as well. Reservations are $45; click here to reserve your spot. 

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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